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Bahamas Festival Filmmaker Residency Program

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Ansbacher & BIFF will award $10,000 to a deserving independent Bahamian and Caribbean filmmaker vying for funding through BIFF’s innovative Filmmaker Residency Program (also sponsored by Ansbacher). The prize money will go directly towards the development and production of the selected recipient’s film. The esteemed group of Filmmaker Residency Advisors presiding over the program and evaluating the candidates include Shoreline Entertainment CEO Morris Ruskin, filmmaker Lawrence Konner (...

Naomie Harris (“Miami Vice” “28 Days Later” “Pirates of the Caribbean 2&3”) will receive BIFF’s special Rising Star Tribute

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that emerging superstar Naomie Harris (“Miami Vice” “28 Days Later” “Pirates of the Caribbean 2&3”) will receive BIFF’s special Rising Star Tribute, presented by offshore bank and trust company Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder & Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool at a press conference in Nassau at the British Colonial Hilton.   Naomie Harris will be on hand for the sp...

Naomie Harris to receive Rising Star Tribute from Bahamas

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that emerging superstar Naomie Harris (“Miami Vice” “28 Days Later” “Pirates of the Caribbean 2&3”) will receive BIFF’s special Rising Star Tribute, presented by offshore bank and trust company Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder & Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool at a press conference in Nassau at the British Colonial Hilton.Naomie Harris will be on hand for the special Chopard Aw...

Bahamas Attracts High Profile Industry Players For Jury and Panels

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 4th edition of the Festival. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. This year’s Festival will showcase 83 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Fr...

Bahamas Attracts High Profile Industry Players For Jury and Panels

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 4th edition of the Festival. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. This year’s Festival will showcase 83 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Fr...

The theme for this year's Bahamas Festival is The Spirit of Freedom

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4th Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL  FILM FESTIVAL (BIFF), showcasing leading independent film in the  paradisal Bahamian isles. Extending premium hospitality to filmmakers, BIFF furnishes travel and lodging for accepted entrants. A filmmaker retreat is held at a surprise location the day before the festival commences, providing participants an opportunity to bond and create life-long connections.  Last year's retreat took place at Tiger Woods' and Ernie Els' estate, Albany House, wi...

Bahamas Hollywood's best kept secret

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It's official: The Bahamas is not just for honeymooners and sun worshipers anymore. Who would have thought that in amongst sandy beaches and swaying palms would lie the next big showcase for independent film. Founder and Executive Director, Leslie Vanderpool tapped this hidden potential when she started the Bahamas International Film Festival in 2004. And, after this year?s event, she may just set in motion the makings of a marketplace for Hollywood that could eventually rival Sundance and o...

Leslie Vanderpoole Bahamas Fest director and fest21;com Bruno Chatelin

Leslie Vanderpoole Bahamas Fest director and fest21;com Bruno Chatelin

Leslie Vanderpoole Bahamas Fest director and fest21;com Bruno Chatelin

Leslie Vanderpoole Bahamas Fest director and fest21;com Bruno Chatelin

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Bahamas Film Fest with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage.

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Though clouded by a lack of the customary Bahamian sun, this festival branded as ‘cinema in paradise’ and guided by ‘Spirit of Freedom’ and ‘New Visions” awards in the documentary and narrative sections completed its third edition at the upscale Atlantis Hotel on December 10th.Over a four day period more than 60 fifty films were screened including selections spotlighting recent Caribbean and Bahamanian film making, family oriented productions, and films in the Nicolas Cage Retrospe...

Nicolas Cage to be awarded y Bahams Festival

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3rd Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 7 – 10, 2006 Oscar® Winner, and Bahamian resident, actor Nicolas Cage will be the recipient of the Career Achievement Award when he is honored by the Third Annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), December 7-10, 2006, announced today by Leslie Vanderpool, the Festival’s Founder & Executive Director. The BIFF Chopard Award will be presented to Cage at a gala event during the festival at the Atlantis Theatre at the Atlantis Par...

Bahamas International Film Festival: Second Edition

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Bahamas International Film Festival: Second Edition; 8. – 12. December, 2005Readily accessed by the discount airline Jet Blue, the Bahamas International Film Festival on Paradise Island (Cinema in Paradise) is a new kid on the festival circuit and a most promising entry. Location is certainly important as the success of the US American Newport and Hampton International Film Festivals demonstrate, as is broad sponsorship. But artistic and professional skills are vital for the success of a new...

Bahamas impressive and eclectic line up

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FIRST ANNUAL BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE-UP The first annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) rolls out December 9-12, 2004. Over four days, BIFF will play host to a combination of industry professionals, filmmakers, celebrity guests, visitors and the local community. The Festival will present more than 75 films in a wide range of special sections: an International Competition, a selection of cinema’s “New Visions,” a World Cinema showcase, a Caribbean S...

The Bahamas Fest announces its inaugural event

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CINEMA IN PARADISEFirst Annual Bahamas International Film Festival Launches in 2004 The Bahamas International Film Festival announces its inaugural event December 9 – 12, 2004. In celebration of Cinema in Paradise, the first annual Bahamas Film Festival will present approximately fifty films, encompassing international features, shorts, documentaries, and animation. The theme of this year’s Official Competition is the “Spirit of Freedom” with a focus on works that provide insight into ...

Rajhans at Bahamas Film Festival

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Rajhans Leads Canadian Delegation to Bahamas Film FestivalThe inaugural One World Film Festival takes place this weekend in sunnyNassau, Bahamas. The festival boasts an exciting program of films from around the world, and is expected to attract some a-list celebrities who make The Bahamas their second home. The festival takes place Nov 13th to 17th and is the brainchild of Hollywood Producer, Monica Cooper. "This film festival has been a year in the making and I hope it will allow manyfilmmak...

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